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#1666061 - 09/12/10 10:27 PM Vibrating duck decoys *** Pics and video added***
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A while back I posted a thread about a homemade vibrating decoy...
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1607178/Vibrating_duck_decoys
apparently I am an idiot and can no longer remember how to edit my past posts to add pics. Here are the pics of my homemade deke and a link to a short video of it in the water this morning. It was made from a collateral damaged decoy, a Weazel Ball and some expanding insulation foam. Total cost was about $10-12 and 20 minutes work. Video link is at the bottom.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31B_0EE0rOI

Its not the greatest, but you can't beat the price!!!


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#1666094 - 09/12/10 10:39 PM Re: Vibrating duck decoys *** Pics and video added*** [Re: Inky Doc]
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Way cool I was thinking about trying the weasel ball too!

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#1666126 - 09/12/10 10:45 PM Re: Vibrating duck decoys *** Pics and video added*** [Re: Dave Speer]
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After seeing it this morning we stopped at Cracker Barrel (the only place I can find that sells them) and bought another Weazel Ball. I figure by the time big duck season rolls around I should have five of those things out working in the spread. The ripples were pretty good for about 15 feet around it and would do better with a few more. Its too cheap and easy not to do!


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#1666128 - 09/12/10 10:47 PM Re: Vibrating duck decoys *** Pics and video added*** [Re: Dave Speer]
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That is sweet.


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#1666163 - 09/12/10 10:55 PM Re: Vibrating duck decoys *** Pics and video added*** [Re: muddyz]
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Thanks, muddyz.


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#1666313 - 09/13/10 05:24 AM Re: Vibrating duck decoys *** Pics and video added*** [Re: Inky Doc]
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That looks like it put out a good amount of motion. I like it. I wonder how it would do if it wasn't filled with foam??

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#1666322 - 09/13/10 05:59 AM Re: Vibrating duck decoys *** Pics and video added*** [Re: kdub]
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kdub, the foam is to keep the ball from rattling around inside the deke and it is ultra light. I also removed the sand from the keel to make the deke a little topheavy so it would wobble easier.


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#1666567 - 09/13/10 08:52 AM Re: Vibrating duck decoys *** Pics and video added*** [Re: Inky Doc]
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Man Grey that is a really good idea....1 question how do u keep the top on with the it fallen off

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#1666587 - 09/13/10 09:00 AM Re: Vibrating duck decoys *** Pics and video added*** [Re: TXHC]
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It would stay by itself just being back in its original place, because the foam expands the deke slightly and the removed piece fits in rather snugly. But there are two small nails in opposite corners that stick down into the foam, you can barely see the one in the upper left corner of the cut-out part if you look VERY close. I am not too worried about it getting messed up or wet because obviously its only for very calm days.


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#1666617 - 09/13/10 09:07 AM Re: Vibrating duck decoys *** Pics and video added*** [Re: Inky Doc]
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Great idea...it puts out a lot more movement that I would've thought. It looks to me it puts out more than a quiver butt decoy.

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#1666633 - 09/13/10 09:17 AM Re: Vibrating duck decoys *** Pics and video added*** [Re: Judd]
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Thanx grey another question thats probably obvious but want to make sure...do u fill the deek all the way up with the "great stuff"?

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#1666669 - 09/13/10 09:33 AM Re: Vibrating duck decoys *** Pics and video added*** [Re: TXHC]
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Judd- Thanks, man.

TXHC- I put some in the front and back first and let it sit for a few hours. Then added more in the middle to where once it expands it would "overflow" out of the top. Once dried I just shaved it down with a pocket knife to a rounded shape consistent with the deke. And feel free to ask as many questions as you like.

Also, it is a lot quieter than I had hoped. It was about 20-25 feet from us and I could only hear it when there were no other noises and even then it was barely audable and sounded like a the hum of a bee or something.


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#1666939 - 09/13/10 10:54 AM Re: Vibrating duck decoys *** Pics and video added*** [Re: Inky Doc]
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Cool man thanx i am deffinitly goin to give that a try this week if i have any other questions i will just shoot them to you....thanx again

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#1666961 - 09/13/10 11:03 AM Re: Vibrating duck decoys *** Pics and video added*** [Re: TXHC]
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No problem. Hell, the hardest part was finding a Weazel Ball.

Good luck.


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#1667516 - 09/13/10 02:03 PM Re: Vibrating duck decoys *** Pics and video added*** [Re: Inky Doc]
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sweet. gotta love the genius ingenuity of us duck hunters! that looks like it puts out lots more motion than those crappy quiver magnets sold to put in dekes. good job.

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